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October 2020

Choosing New vs. Refurbished: Ten Ways to Decide Which Server Is Right For You

October 23, 2020

The end of 2020 is near and you have some cash left in your budget. It’s time for your business to purchase some servers and a few questions come to mind.

  • “Which vendor do I choose?”
  • “What form factors do I need?”
  • “What configuration choices should I make?”

But these questions overlook something fundamental, a question that could save you money as well as offer added flexibility.

“Should I choose new or refurbished?”

​Announcing a new move: ServerMonkey Optics and Cables

October 12, 2020

Today we’re doing something we’ve never done at ServerMonkey, and we think you’ll like it. We’re releasing 100% OEM compatible, ServerMonkey branded and supported optical transceivers for Dell Technologies and HPE, along with optical cables for Dell EMC. We’ve partnered with leading manufacturers of Tier 1 optics, used by the largest telecommunications companies, to ensure quality, reliability, and value.

This is a big deal for our customers. Now we have new ways to support them with the network connectivity options they need to build high-performance, high-reliability infrastructure. Instead of searching the web for the right transceivers, armed with a part number, a description, or even just a picture, they’ll be able to come to us for help, choosing optics from our full range of options, from 10Gb to 100Gb. We even have a parts compatibility matrix, making it easy for you to match an OEM part with the ServerMonkey equivalent.

Not only are we giving you a full range of options, we’ve made our options better. For starters, we’re keeping the cost of our optics around 40-65% of the OEM optics. We’re adding a lifetime warranty with next day parts dispatch. And we’re making sure that our customers can buy optics with their servers or as add-on parts to support existing infrastructure. In other words, we’re offering speed and simplicity others can’t match.

So what else do you need to know? They’re immediately available, here’s a link to the press release, a link to the optics section of our website, and if you want hands-on assistance, email us here with questions or sales inquiries. We’re ready to help!

ServerMonkey Develops Line of Custom-Coded Optical Transceivers for HPE and Dell EMC Systems

October 12, 2020

In-house designed optical transceivers 100 percent compatible with OEM solutions with a lifetime warranty

HOUSTON, October 12, 2020 – ServerMonkey, an IT service provider that specializes in enterprise and SMB IT hardware, today announced a new collection of ServerMonkey optical transceivers and cables to help customers with a wide range of networking requirements for HPE, Dell EMC, and other major OEM brands.

The new ServerMonkey optical transceivers are 100 percent compatible with OEM solutions, enabling customers to buy and deploy transceivers for a wide range of HPE, Dell EMC, and other major OEM brands’ systems. ServerMonkey transceivers and cables are priced up to 60 percent less than OEM solutions and come with a lifetime replacement warranty, with replacements received within one to two business days if a part fails.

How a Server Finds New Life at ServerMonkey

October 2, 2020

Are you curious how ServerMonkey refurbishes servers? To give you an idea, we’ve decided to take you on a journey. We’re going to let you experience what it’s like for a data center server to go through the refurbishment process at ServerMonkey. After all, our refurbishment process gives you what you’re looking for—a server with a new lease on life.


Where it all begins

As you know, many organizations replace their servers every couple of years because, back in the day, older servers weren’t reliable and processor performance doubled every 24 months. But today, servers are more reliable, processor performance gains are slowing, and organizations, from Amazon on down1, are discovering that late-model servers have plenty of value.

ServerMonkey helps organizations leverage that value.